What are the most popular programming languages?
The software space is incredibly diverse and this is reflected in the sheer number of programming languages that you can learn today. If you are just starting out choosing one can seem daunting -- this list of the most-popular programming languages should help narrow down your options.
Most top options in the list which you can see below, are well-established by now, and that includes PHP, Ruby, Perl, and the members of the C family, C#, C++, C and Objective C. As some would say, you can't go wrong with any of those.
This is a top 20, but there are actually 23 in the list, because some programming languages share the same ranking, as you might have observed. The list doesn't see major changes all that often, but there are some interesting developments that you should know about.
Swift, the open-source programming language that was introduced by Apple in mid-2014, has managed to rise quickly in the charts, reaching the 11th place (which it shares with Scala and Shell). "Swift has reached a Top 15 ranking faster than any other language we have tracked since we’ve been performing these rankings," says RedMonk.
To learn more about how the list was compiled and how the programming languages evolved in terms of popularity, hit this link for RedMonk's blog post.